More Music in May

2008-04-29 00:00

ON May 4, Baynesfield Estate is hosting another Music in May day from 10 am to 4 pm. The Maritzburg Singers and the Pietermaritzburg Children’s Choir will provide the music, along with St Nicholas School pupils, who will perform for an hour in the morning with their quiristers, marimba band and kettle drums.

The Natal Vintage Tractor and Machinery Club will be exhibiting its collection and the Antique Woodworkers are preparing their newly acquired room so that they can display their woodworking tools. There will also be demonstrations by a blacksmith. Tours will be conducted through Baynes House every hour on the half hour.

Baynesfield is home to dairy and kitchen museums, which are accommodated in South Africa’s original butter factory. The first refrigeration room houses the vintage tractor club exhibits and pub. There is also a small gardening museum and in the more modern building, built initially as a cheese factory, is the sewing museum and a small display on Indians.

There will be plants, produce and crafts for sale as well as food. Picnickers are welcome in the gardens.

The entrance fee is R10 per adult and R5 for children under 12. The money raised will be used for the restoration of the estate’s historic buildings. For more information, phone Eleanor Schofield at 033 251 0001.

The Umgeni Vintage Train will be going out from Pietermaritzburg station. To book, phone Robbie McGregor at 031 303 3003 or 082 353 6003.

On June 8, Baynesfield will be showing a national collection of prize winning quilts through Baynes House as well as an art exhibition. If anyone would like to exhibit their art, they should phone 033 251 0001 during office hours.

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